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Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Dry Skin

How can I improve dry skin?

Step 1: Restore the moisture barrier by improving skin cell turnover

Dry skin often suffers from increased cell turnover time, meaning it takes longer than 28 days for skin cells to move from the deeper layers to being part of the dead stratum corneum at the surface. The result is skin that looks rough, dry and unhealthy. Exfoliation removes the dead skin layers to reveal newer, more vibrant skin.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:

Enzyme Retexturing Treatment
Renew 30
Glow Peel

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25
Enzymatic Peel
Lotus Scrub

Step 2: Enhance moisture levels

Moisturizing dry skin is not just about applying creams when you feel dry, but also using the correct ingredients to attract moisture into the epidermis and keeping it there.

Humectants attract water from the deep layers of the epidermis up to the stratum corneum; examples are hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Emollients work by filling spaces between skin flakes with oil droplets; Examples are vitamin E and jojoba oil. Occlusives block TEWL (transepidermal water loss) in the stratum corneum by forming a barrier on the skin; examples are silicones.

The goal is to use a combination of these ingredients to increase water content in skin, decrease TEWL, and restore the lipid barrier.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:

Deep Moisture Mask
Eye Rescue Pads

AlumierMD Home Care Products:

HydraBoost Cream Cleanser
SensiCalm Cleanser
Ultimate Boost Serum
HydraDew Moisturizer
HydraCalm Moisturizer
Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreens


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